Reinforce that Ascend is a volunteer-focused organization, that they have already played a critical role in helping with the Ascend mission and that they can have an on-going and very important role in the future. Encourage them to review the “What Happens After the Expedition Section” of their manual on their way home, and consider ways they would like to be involved on an ongoing basis.
6. Departure/Cultural Tour Plans §
Discuss an outline for the remaining days in country. Include reminders on safety (or lack of) regarding food, water, going off alone, transportation, theft, etc. The cultural tour portion of the expedition is often when people have a tendency to let their guard down--and thus their lax approach to sanitation and safety can lead to illness and injury, just when they really want to enjoy the R&R! Encourage them to continue to be overly cautious.
Published on Mar 27, 2012
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